13 months and 4 days after working my last shift, 39 weeks pregnant with Gracelyn, I am heading back tomorrow morning.
After a wonderful year off, I am excited to head back. I am lucky to say I love my job. Also, as a shift worker, going back doesn’t mean I have to say goodbye to my kids for 40 hours a week. I love that being a nurse means I still get random weekdays off that I can be with my girls. I am also beyond lucky that I have two girlfriends willing to take the girls on a casual basis. It is nice to pay only for the hours I am going to use.
I am not really nervous to go back, since this is my second time having taken a year off. I also work with an amazing team who I know will support me in my transition back. It will probably take a while to get back into a routine, but I am confident it will come!
Most of all, it is easy for me to go back knowing that Tyler can handle everything. He is such an amazing Dad, and with the exception of not being able to do Abby’ hair, as everything more than under control. I can rest easy knowing that when they are with him they are stimulated, fed healthy meals and loved. I am working 7am-7:30 pm tomorrow, and it is nice to know I don’t need to leave a single instruction or worry about it.
Now I am going to tuck in and try to ge a great night’s sleep. Wish me luck!!